Only in Erlenbach am Main is it possible to enjoy a glass of a good red wine and find yourself exploring the deep reaches of space. No, I didn’t have too many glasses of wine before I wrote this — but, I’m thinking that one sounds good right about now. ;-)
For saftey’s sake, it’s a good thing that the Fränkische Rotwein Wanderweg is a walking route and not a driving one. ;-) It wouldn’t be a good idea to drink your way around the 55km Franconian Red Wine Trail by car.
You’ll find this part of Bavaria quite colorful in the warmer months when all the vineyards are a bloom. Although, I find it quite funny when they’re all covered with snow. What can I say, I find the strangest things hilarious…
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In addition to all the wine growing grapes being cultivated here, farming isn’t a new business. The first farms were created way back to around 900 AD and the region has been lived in since the Bronze Age. In fact, some prehistoric grave hill from about 1,000 BC were found.
That just makes the 12th century landmark church of Sts. Peter & Paul seem really young; and the 18th century church of St. Josef a mere baby in time.
After you’ve seen this piece of Earth, come explore the rest of the universe on the Planetenweg. Built on a 1:1,000,000,000 scale (yes, that’s a billion) there’s information on every planet in our solar system with information boards detailing each one. What a great way to see Erlenbach, enjoy the Bavarian sunshine, and learn something new.
When you’d rather turn off the brain and just have a bit of fun, do it at the miniature golf course or at Erlenbach’s outdoor swimming pool. Careen down the waterslide, jump from atop the diving board for an entire day if you so desire since it’s open from 9am-9pm daily.
Just don’t go after you’ve been sampling a lot of that Rotwein earlier in the day. ;-)